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Creating a ‘sense of place’ downtown

Evolving into a living element that attracts people is both the plan and the current state of the new, downtown Ennis. What appeared dead or near flatline status following the 2013 spring tornado has been countered with an undying belief in the spirit of its people. It began as business owners and area residents with a vision of a restored, even vibrant downtown put legs to their faith. They invested in properties, some being mended, others gutted and rebuilt.The process, keyed by a new cast in city leadership, drew even more interest. Over the next few months at least three buildings – each given up for dead – will unveil their new purpose. Several more are in the process. The signs of life are evident, not just from 9 to 5, but at night and during the weekends. The old Franklin 5-and-Dime on South Dallas has opened to 22 offices and retail. Around the corner on West Ennis Avenue, between the Mexicana Grill and Finn MacCool’s, what was once called The Livery, is finishing out after enduring the devastating effects of the storm. Read this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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